Poncho, a percussionist, is a pretty big name in the Latin Jazz world and beyond; like many of today’s top tier performers, he and his band are fluent in multiple styles, from bebop to soul to salsa. His Grammy, though, is for Best Latin Jazz Album.
Incendio, a five-member “Latin guitar world fusion group,” just sounds cool, as per here . They’ve done seven CDs in twelve years and, like most professional bands these days without major label support, have toured relentlessly: 170 dates a year. If you’re curious, they talk about themselves—at great length—here. If you’re really curious, though, you’d let their music do the talking and go see them at the Levitt.
Poncho Sanchez and Incendio at the Levitt
Poncho Sanchez: Thursday, August 4th, 8 p.m.
Incendio: Saturday, August 6th, 8 p.m.
Levitt Pavilion, Memorial Park
Holly St. at Raymond Ave., Pasadena